The Wall

-Under Construction-Pink Floyd's 1979 magnum opus of rock, power, and insanity was not only one of their best albums, but one of the best albums of all time.

You can just tell by looking at the poster...the movie is full of giggles and joy.

Just The Facts

  1. Pink Floyd's first guitarist, Syd Barret, went insane from excess drug use and existing schizophrenia.
  2. Their bassist and leader, Roger Waters, also had some psychological issues, including alienation and depression.
  3. The Wall tells the story of a fictional rock star who is slowly torn apart inside as he builds a metphorical wall between himself and the rest of the world.
  4. It's also about the questionable virtues of civilization, dictatorship, and tradition.
  5. It's also about the mind and sanity itself.
  6. It's also about love and emotional boundaries.
  7. Wow, that's pretty fucking genius to pack all that into one double album. Also, it rocks. Broodingly, but hard.
  8. If you still haven't figured it out at all, you're just another brick in the wall.

Building A Wall

Pink Floyd's classic "The Wall" was the culmination of many years of hard work, inner searching, mother issues and excessive drug use. Early on, the band had consumed many large buckets of drugs while searching for their next trippy sound. This led to their lead singer Syd Barret, having a number of minor breakdowns before having a complete breakdown.

His madness was not replaceable, but they found someone else to take over on guitar, and bassist Roger Waters took on the singing. Where Syd had wailed, Roger was brooding. It changed their style noticeably, though they continued to work in the area of long mellow meandering psychedelic rock.

Where student-burgers REALLY come from.

Back when Roger Waters was a kid, his dad got shipped off to World War II,